Stamm/W.E.A.11 EKM POW.Nr. (Holland/Germany)

Nice worn dog tag from a soldier who served in the Stamm Kompanie Werfer Ersatz (Einsatz) Abteilung 11.

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The dog tag or 'Erkennungsmarke' shows signs of wear. The abteilung was formed in March 1942 in Munsterlagen. In July 1942 it was part of Artillerie Ersatz Regiment 22 and in October 1942 the abteilung was devided into and ersatz and an ausbildungs abteilung. In April both abteilungs where combined and became the Werfer Ersatz und Ausbildungs Abteilung 11
In September 1944 the unit was renamed into Werfer Einsatz Abteilung 11 and became part of Division 180. The Division moved to the Netherlands and was put into action during Operation Market Garden. It was part of the 1.Fallschirm-Armee. In January 1945 the werfer unit was renamed into Schwere Werfer Abteilung 11 and was still part of the 1.Fallschirm-Armee. It saw action in the Reichwald and Wesel area.
A Stammkompanie was a unit that trained the soldiers. Often the soldiers of this kompanie were soldiers who had frontline experience and/or where no longer fully usable on the front due to injuries. Of course this changed later in the war and they also where put into action as there was a shortage of (front)soldiers.
The 'A' on both parts of the tag stands for the bloodtype of the soldier. On the back of the tag the soldier carved in his POWnr. 732241.
Interesting dog tag of a hard to find branche.



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Product Number 17092
Weight 0.020000
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